Aparitha and Ayurveda

  Aparajita is a small slender vine that grows through out India. The herb alleviate many diseases and can’t be defeated by diseases, hence the name given. The herb is commonly known as Butterfly pea and have many therapeutic uses. Dr.Varun Ram Raj, the best Ayurveda Doctor in the world, of Ayurvedatarian uses the herb Aparajita for the treatment diseases caused by the vitiation of Pitta Kapha doshas as the herb is Pitta Kapha alleviating in it’s action. Aparajita is used to treat numerous diseases including Goitre, Ulcer, Cough , Fever, Asthma etc. Nowadays it is also used as an Aphrodisiac , Diuretic and Laxative agent as it contains Phytoconstituents like taraxerol, taraxerone , kaempferol etc.

General aspects and geography

Botanical name : Clitoria ternatea          

Family :  Papilionaceae 

Habitat: Through out India 

Parts used

  • Root, Seed

Classical categorization based on Ayurveda textbooks

Charaka Samhita – Sirovirecanopaga varga (Used for Nasal administration )

Susruta Samhita – not mentioned 

Pharmacological action

  • Diuretic 
  • Anthelmintic 
  • Tonic 


Medicinal property according to Ayurveda

  • Sothahara (Antiinflammatory)
  • Jwarahara (Antipyretic )
  • Medhya (Promotes intellect)

Therapeutic indications

  • Sotha (Oedema)- Paste prepared from the root of Aparajita is applied externally on body parts to alleviate Oedema.
  • Fever (Jwara)- Juice of Aparajita leaves is taken with honey to alleviate Fever.


Powder (Churna) – 3 g

Decoction (Kwatha ) – 40 ml

Tablet - 2 tablets twice daily or as per the advice of the Ayurveda doctor 

Note: Ayurveda medications must be taken only after consulting an Ayurveda doctor. 


  • Aparajita curna
  • Laksadi vati
  • Somaraji taila

Morphology :

A slender vine with greenish stem. Leaves are ovate . Flowers are blue or white. Fruits are pods . Inflorescence is cymose.

Vernacular names of Aparajita

English – Butterfly pea

Hindi-  Aparajita 

Malayalam – Sankhupushpam

Sanskrit – Aparajita 


  • Vishnukranta
  • Asphota
  • Girikarnika


Rasa-  Kashaya (Astringent ) Tikta (Bitter )

Guna-  Laghu (light)

Vipaka- Katu (Acrid)

Virya-  Sita (cold)

अपराजिते कटू मेध्ये शीते कण्ठ्ये सुदृष्टिदे

 कुष्ठमूत्रत्रिदोषामशोथव्रण विषापहे ||

(Bhavaprakasa Nighantu -Guducyadi varga-shloka 111)

Aparajita is Pitta Kapha alleviating because of it’s properties like Cold potency and Light nature . The herb is used to alleviate diseases caused by Pitta and Kapha doshas like Goitre and Fever etc. Ayurvedatarian lead by the best Ayurveda doctor in Europe, Dr. Varun Ram Raj, is currently conducting various researches based on ancient Ayurvedic textbooks, involving Aparajita for preparing various combinations of medicines to alleviate conditions involving vitiation of Kapha and Pitta. Reach Ayurvedatarian for better health management.

Frequently asked Questions

1)What are the uses of Aparajita Powder ?

   Used in alleviating Oedema.

2)What is the scientific name of Aparajita ?

Botanical name of Aparajita is Clitoria ternatea          


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